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Philippine LGUs local health expenditures from 2018-2022

Requested from PIDS by M. Curioso at 03:43 PM on Nov 23, 2022.
Purpose: Research and Data Studies
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2019 - 11/22/2022
Tracking no: #PIDS-019508293396

Curioso 03:43 PM, Nov 23, 2022

Hello! I am a Development Communication student from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, and I would like to request data on LGUs' local health expenditures from 2018-2022 in the whole country, and what is the Top 5 regions that have the highest expenditure.

Salcedo 09:12 AM, Nov 24, 2022

November 24, 2022

Dear Ms. Curioso:

Thank you for your request dated November 23, 2022, under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

We received your request on November 23, 2022, and will respond on or before December 16, 2022, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Thank you,

FOI Receiving Officer

Salcedo 06:44 AM, Dec 13, 2022

December 13, 2022

Dear Ma. Princess Anne Curioso,

I refer to my letter of Nov 23, 2022 03:43:37 PM; about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Philippine LGUs local health expenditures from 2018-2022.

Our response to your request is due on Dec 14, 2022 03:43:37 PM. Unfortunately, it is taking longer than expected to deal with your request because we need to prepare the necessary data and clear it with our Data Privacy Officer.

I apologize for this delay but have applied for an extension so we could work further on your request. We hope to be able to send you a response on or before Jan 11, 2023 03:43:37 PM.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #PIDS-019508293396.

Thank you.


Novie Salcedo
FOI Officer

December 15, 2022

Dear Ma. Princess Anne Curioso,


Thank you for your request dated Nov 23, 2022 03:43:37 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Philippine LGUs local health expenditures from 2018-2022.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for its research studies. However, you may want to get in touch directly with the Department of Health (, the Department of Budget and Management (, or the Department of the Interior and Local Government ( to request the data that you need.

Also, you may want to look at the following PIDS publications related to the data that you are requesting:
•	PIDS Discussion Paper 2020-06: Efficiency of Local Governments in Health Service Delivery: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis (; and
•	PIDS Discussion Paper 2017-58: Decentralization and Health in the Philippines: A Systematic Review of Empirical Evidences (

Kindly check other PIDS publications available on our website (, as well as various research papers from other academic and research institutions, which are downloadable from the Socioeconomic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P) website (

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Novie D. Salcedo
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